MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp

Black Widow Audio Designs MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp <h2 class="meet" style="font-family: 'Michroma'; color: #888; text-align: center; padding-bottom: 10px;">MEET YOUR NEW AMP COLLECTION</h2> <div> The MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamplifier will forever change the way you think of guitar amp modeling. Digital amplifier modeling is as popular as ever, but you have to ask yourselves: <p class="quote">"If digital modeling actually sounds like a tube amp, why are they adding tubes?"</p> The MGP-1A is completely different: It's not digital. The MGP-1A gives you 18 all-tube, all-analog preamplifier circuits in one easy to use 2U rack mount unit. Factor in tone shaping features like a bright switch, a deep switch, an EQ shift, and two unique tone stacks per Model and you have access to 264 of the most sought after guitar tones in history before you even turn a knob. The preamp's modeling capabilities are a result of our patent-pending VEnuM™ technology. This technology accurately models the breakup, harmonics, gain and filtering characteristics ensuring you sound exactly like you were playing through the real thing. You'll notice the actual feel and response will change with the settings you apply. This is the result of REAL tubes doing their REAL job. We designed the MGP-1A as a 3-channel preamp to make it extremely easy to use. No menus, no jog wheel navigation, no hidden features. Each and every function has a switch or knob accessible from the front panel. Operation is straightforward; pick your Channel, choose a Model, and use the Voicing and EQ Switches to customize as you see fit. For live use, we've added MIDI with the ability to store and recall up to 128 presets via your existing MIDI controller. For those without a MIDI enabled rig, the included FS-3 footswitch takes care of your channel switching needs. The MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamplifier is for real musicians who demand real, fluid and responsive guitar tone. If that's you, be prepared to be amazed. &nbsp; </div> <section class="content" id="indepth"> <h1>In Depth</h1> In addition to its all-tube modeling architecture, the MGP-1A is loaded with advanced features typically not found in guitar amplifiers. We’ve included ultra-low noise power supplies perfect for the studio environment, tube protection circuitry to ensure a long tube lifespan, and we use high quality parts and construction throughout, making the MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp a device you can count on for years to come. [expand title="Click here to go in depth." swaptitle="Close"] <section class="features" id="tube-signal-path"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/tube-tile.jpg" alt="tube-tile" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>All-Tube Signal Path</h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>There is perhaps no better application for the vacuum tube than guitar amplification. Compared to bi-polar and FET transisitors, vacuum tubes distort in a soft and musical way. So why use anything else?</p> <p>From start to finish, your guitar signal travels only through resistors, capacitors and vacuum tubes. This is as authentic as tube tone gets.</p> </div> </div> </section><section class="features" id="venum"><img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/venum-tile.jpg" alt="venum" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>VEnuM<sup>TM</sup> <br class="display-mobile">Modeling Technology</h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>VEnuM™ Modeling Technology is different because it's not digital modeling: It's Analog Modeling.</p> <p>VEnuM™ is the result of YEARS of study, equations and research based on the question: "What makes a guitar amplifier sound the way it does?". This research allowed us to capture real tube tone and create the most exciting modeling device designed for guitar players to date.</p> </div> </div> </section><section class="features" id="three-channel"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/Ftsw_Tile.jpg" alt="footswitch" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>3-Channel Preamp</h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>The MGP-1A is just as happy on stage as it is in the studio. Its 3-channel architechure gives you maximum flexibility; It will go anywhere you need to sound like a pro.</p> <p>Most amplifiers are known for the sound of just a single channel. We've loaded each channel with only the best amplifier sounds that correspond to that channel which ensures you have access to the perfect tone for any situation.</p> </div> </div> </section><section class="features" id="clean-channel"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/clean-tile.jpg" alt="Clean" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Unique Clean Channel</h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>The MGP-1A's Clean channel is a dual-input design commonly found in vintage amplifiers. A dual-input design is essentially 2 discrete clean channels in parallel. Each input has it's own gain control and is voiced differently.</p> <p>This design allows you to access a greater range of guitar tones than a standard clean channel would. The MGP-1A allows you to use both at the same time, allowing you to create new tones by blending the two gain knobs to taste.</p> </div> </div> </section><section class="features" id="voicing-section"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/voice-tile.jpg" alt="Voicing" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Voicing Section</h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>It's these switches that determine the character and overall tone of the MGP-1A.</p> <p>The Mod Switch modifies the selected Model to that of a related but different amplifier circuit.</p> <p>The Bright and Deep Switches (Crunch and Drive Channels) voice the amplifier for more highs or lows respectively.</p> </div> </div> </section><section class="features" id="eq-section"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/eq-tile.jpg" alt="EQ Section" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>EQ Section</h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>The EQ Section controls the behavior and tone of the EQ circuitry and combine for 4 unique EQ responses per channel.</p> <p>EQ Shift modifies the selected EQ circuit for a less dramatic but useful tonal variation.</p> <p>Alternate EQ calls up a completely different tone stack which opens up an entirely new range of sounds each Model can produce.</p> </div> </div> </section><section class="features" id="mosh"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/mosh-tile.jpg" alt="MOSh MOSFET Regulated Heaters" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>MOSh<sup>TM</sup> <br class="display-mobile"><span>MOSFET Regulated Heaters</span></h2> <div class="features-text"> <p>The MGP-1A uses our MOSh™ MOSFET Regulated Heater circuitry to provide the tube heaters with pure, elevated DC power, which drastically reduces noise levels.</p> <p>In typical amplifiers, the tube’s heaters see stresses from inrush current at power on, cathode poisoning in standby, and voltage strains in cathode follower circuitry. MOSh™ protects your tubes against these stresses, increasing tube life and reliability.</p> </div> </div> </section>&nbsp; </section> [/expand] <section class="content" id="models"> <h1>The Models</h1> Each voicing and EQ switch does something different depending on the model selected. This gives you 264 unique, all-tube preamp tones at your fingertips. Below we take a look at exactly what each model and its features do. When used with an IR-based speaker simulator, the tonal options are nearly endless. We’ve created our MGP-1A Advanced Modeling Guide to show you how exactly how to set the MGP-1A for the amp tone you’re looking for. <a href="http://hearblackwidow.com/support/">Click here</a> to go to the manuals download page. [expand title="Click here to learn more." swaptitle="Close"] <section class="features" id="usvint"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/usvint-tile.jpg" alt="US Vintage" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>US Vintage</h2> US Vintage is based on the classic Fender® tones which are still as relevant today as they were in the 1960's. Fat, warm and lush, these are the most desired clean tones in the world. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Fender® Bassman® (Normal/Bright Channels)</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Fender® Deluxe® (Normal/Bright Channels)</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Fender® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Treble Shift</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Vintage Fender® Tone Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="ukvint"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/ukvint-tile.jpg" alt="UK Vintage" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>UK Vintage</h2> UK Vintage is based on the early Marshall® amplifiers which are arguably the most famous ever created. Bright and aggressive, these tones are great for blues and rock. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Marshall® JTM-45 (Normal/Bright Channels)</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Marshall® "Plexi" 1959 Super Lead (Normal/Bright Channels)</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Marshall® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Treble Shift</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Vintage Marshall® Tone Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="classa"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/classa-tile.jpg" alt="Class A" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Class A</h2> The Class A Model is based on the Vox® AC-30, which has been behind some of the most important music in history from the Beatles to Queen to U2. These tones are bright, chimey and a bit aggressive when pushed. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Vox® AC-30(Normal/Bright Channels)</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Vox® AC-30 Top-Boost (Normal/Bright Channels)</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Vox® with Midrange</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Mid Shift</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Classic Fender® Tone Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="cali"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/cali-tile.jpg" alt="Cali" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Cali</h2> The Cali Model is based on the Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV Rhythm 1 and Rhythm 2. Both are similar with a warm, liquid tone, but Rhythm 2 has more gain and is better suited to solo and lead work. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV Rhythm 1</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV Rhythm 2</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Fender® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Mark IV Treble Shift</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Fender®/Marshall® Hybrid Tone Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="uk800"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/uk800-tile.jpg" alt="UK800" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>UK800</h2> The UK800 is derived from the Marshall® JCM-800. Bright, articulate, and in your face. Open up the gain, hit a chord, and you'll instantly recognize the tone. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Marshall® JCM-800 (High Input)</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Marshall® JCM-900</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Marshall® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Mid Boost</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> 2205 Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="citrus"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/citrus-tile.jpg" alt="Citrus" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Citrus</h2> Citrus is based on the early Orange® amplifiers. These amps sound like no other. They have a thick and raunchy tone that is great for rock and other heavier styles of music. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Orange® Graphic Mk II "Pics Only"</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Diezel® VH4 Channel 3</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> "James" Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Mid Shift</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Classic Marshall®</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="recto"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/recto-tile.jpg" alt="Recto" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Recto</h2> The Recto Model is based on the early Mesa/Boogie® Dual/Triple Rectifiers®. These amps set the bar for high gain tone with tons of low end and silky highs, but also have gorgeous mids if you open them up. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Splawn® Nitro</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Marshall® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Treble Shift (Red Channel Tone Stack)</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Classic Fender® Tone Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="hotrod"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/hotrod-tile.jpg" alt="Hot Rod" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Hot Rod</h2> Take a Marshall® JCM-800, give it an extra gain stage, and let it rip. For many, this is the perfect high gain sound which is why there are so many variations on this theme in the amplifier world today. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Marshall® JCM-900 SL-X</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> Bogner® Ecstasy® Red Channel</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> Classic Marshall® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Scoop</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Isolated Treble</li> </ul> </div> </section><section class="features" id="euro"> <img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/euro-tile.jpg" alt="Euro" /> <div class="features_container"> <h2>Euro</h2> If other amplifiers have more than enough gain, this amp has a stockpile. Based on the ENGL® Powerball, this model does metal without trying. Don't be fooled into thinking that's all it can do, this guy does everything well. <ul class="model-text"> <li><strong>Base Model:</strong> Diezel® Herbert Channel 3</li> <li><strong>Mod:</strong> ENGL® Powerball Hi Lead</li> <li><strong>Base EQ:</strong> ENGL® Tone Stack</li> <li><strong>EQ Shift:</strong> Mid Boost/Contour</li> <li><strong>Alternate EQ:</strong> Classic Fender® Tone Stack</li> </ul> </div> </section>&nbsp; <section class="disclaimer"><i>* All product names used hereon are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Black Widow Audio Designs. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers as a means to compare the sonic performance characteristics and tones of the Black Widow Audio Designs Models, Mods, and EQ features. These Models, Mods and EQ Features have been created by incredibly detailed analysis of the actual amplifiers from which they are inspired.</i></section>[/expand] </section><!-- End Models --> <!-- Sound Clips --> <section id="sounds" class="content"> <h1>Sounds</h1> <div style="width:560px; margin: 0 auto;"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iUPcghAZ_Ow" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p id="first"><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/42007570&amp;color=8b0f12&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> </section><!-- End Sound Clips --> <!-- Specifications --> <section class="content" id="specs"> <h1>Specifications</h1> <h3>Model Overview</h3> <ul class="specs"> <li><strong>Series:</strong> Eclipse Series</li> <li><strong>Model:</strong> MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp</li> <li><strong>Tube Compliment:</strong> 4-12AX7 Tung-Sol Premium Preamplifier Tubes</li> <li><strong>Warranty:</strong> 3 year</li> </ul> <h3>Storage</h3> <ul class="specs"> <li><strong>Presets:</strong> 128 user presets via MIDI</li> <li><strong>Running Presets:</strong> 9, auto-saved by model</li> </ul> <h3>Electrical</h3> <ul class="specs"> <li><strong>Input Impedance:</strong> 1 Meg Ω</li> <li><strong>Output Impedance:</strong> ≈ 710 Ω</li> <li><strong>Input Voltages:</strong> 120V / 240V</li> </ul> <h3>Physical</h3> <ul class="specs"> <li><strong>Enclosure:</strong> Thick steel, white powder coat</li> <li><strong>Height:</strong> 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)</li> <li><strong>Width:</strong> 19 in. (48.26 cm)</li> <li><strong>Depth:</strong> 14 in. (35.56 cm)</li> <li><strong>Weight:</strong> 20.5 lbs (9.3kg)</li> <ul> &nbsp; </section><!-- End Specifications --> <!-- Manuals --> <section class="content" id="manuals"> <h1>Manuals</h1> <section class="manuals"><a href="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/MGP1A_OwnersManual_Web.pdf"><img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/mgp-manual-icon.jpg" alt="mgp-manual-icon" /> <div class="manual-info"> <p class="manual-product"><span class="make-small">MGP-1A <span class="modeling">Modeling</span> <br class="next1">Guitar Preamp</span> <span class="hide-mobile">-</span> <br class="display-mobile">Owner's Manual</p> <p>PDF File | Version 1.1 | Jan 2016</p> </div></a> </section> <section class="manuals"><a href="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/MGP1A_Advanced_Modeling_Guide_Web.pdf"><img src="https://hearblackwidow.com/wp-content/uploads/mgp-mdl-gd-icon.jpg" alt="mgp-modeling-guide-icon" /> <div class="manual-info"> <p class="manual-product"><span class="make-small">MGP-1A <span class="modeling">Modeling</span> <br class="next1">Guitar Preamp</span> <span class="hide-mobile">-</span> <br class="display-mobile">Advanced Modeling Guide</p> <p>PDF File | Version 1.1 | Jan 2016</p> </div></a> </section></section> <!-- End Manuals --> <!-- End Content --> 0 stars, based on 0 reviews 0 5
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MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp

$2699.00$2,299.99
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp

MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp

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MEET YOUR NEW AMP COLLECTION

The MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamplifier will forever change the way you think of guitar amp modeling. Digital amplifier modeling is as popular as ever, but you have to ask yourselves:

“If digital modeling actually sounds like a tube amp, why are they adding tubes?”

The MGP-1A is completely different: It’s not digital. The MGP-1A gives you 18 all-tube, all-analog preamplifier circuits in one easy to use 2U rack mount unit. Factor in tone shaping features like a bright switch, a deep switch, an EQ shift, and two unique tone stacks per Model and you have access to 264 of the most sought after guitar tones in history before you even turn a knob.

The preamp’s modeling capabilities are a result of our patent-pending VEnuM™ technology. This technology accurately models the breakup, harmonics, gain and filtering characteristics ensuring you sound exactly like you were playing through the real thing. You’ll notice the actual feel and response will change with the settings you apply. This is the result of REAL tubes doing their REAL job.

We designed the MGP-1A as a 3-channel preamp to make it extremely easy to use. No menus, no jog wheel navigation, no hidden features. Each and every function has a switch or knob accessible from the front panel. Operation is straightforward; pick your Channel, choose a Model, and use the Voicing and EQ Switches to customize as you see fit.

For live use, we’ve added MIDI with the ability to store and recall up to 128 presets via your existing MIDI controller. For those without a MIDI enabled rig, the included FS-3 footswitch takes care of your channel switching needs.

The MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamplifier is for real musicians who demand real, fluid and responsive guitar tone. If that’s you, be prepared to be amazed.
 

In Depth

In addition to its all-tube modeling architecture, the MGP-1A is loaded with advanced features typically not found in guitar amplifiers. We’ve included ultra-low noise power supplies perfect for the studio environment, tube protection circuitry to ensure a long tube lifespan, and we use high quality parts and construction throughout, making the MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp a device you can count on for years to come.

Click here to go in depth.
tube-tile

All-Tube Signal Path

There is perhaps no better application for the vacuum tube than guitar amplification. Compared to bi-polar and FET transisitors, vacuum tubes distort in a soft and musical way. So why use anything else?

From start to finish, your guitar signal travels only through resistors, capacitors and vacuum tubes. This is as authentic as tube tone gets.

venum

VEnuMTM
Modeling Technology

VEnuM™ Modeling Technology is different because it’s not digital modeling: It’s Analog Modeling.

VEnuM™ is the result of YEARS of study, equations and research based on the question: “What makes a guitar amplifier sound the way it does?”. This research allowed us to capture real tube tone and create the most exciting modeling device designed for guitar players to date.

footswitch

3-Channel Preamp

The MGP-1A is just as happy on stage as it is in the studio. Its 3-channel architechure gives you maximum flexibility; It will go anywhere you need to sound like a pro.

Most amplifiers are known for the sound of just a single channel. We’ve loaded each channel with only the best amplifier sounds that correspond to that channel which ensures you have access to the perfect tone for any situation.

Clean

Unique Clean Channel

The MGP-1A’s Clean channel is a dual-input design commonly found in vintage amplifiers. A dual-input design is essentially 2 discrete clean channels in parallel. Each input has it’s own gain control and is voiced differently.

This design allows you to access a greater range of guitar tones than a standard clean channel would. The MGP-1A allows you to use both at the same time, allowing you to create new tones by blending the two gain knobs to taste.

Voicing

Voicing Section

It’s these switches that determine the character and overall tone of the MGP-1A.

The Mod Switch modifies the selected Model to that of a related but different amplifier circuit.

The Bright and Deep Switches (Crunch and Drive Channels) voice the amplifier for more highs or lows respectively.

EQ Section

EQ Section

The EQ Section controls the behavior and tone of the EQ circuitry and combine for 4 unique EQ responses per channel.

EQ Shift modifies the selected EQ circuit for a less dramatic but useful tonal variation.

Alternate EQ calls up a completely different tone stack which opens up an entirely new range of sounds each Model can produce.

MOSh MOSFET Regulated Heaters

MOShTM
MOSFET Regulated Heaters

The MGP-1A uses our MOSh™ MOSFET Regulated Heater circuitry to provide the tube heaters with pure, elevated DC power, which drastically reduces noise levels.

In typical amplifiers, the tube’s heaters see stresses from inrush current at power on, cathode poisoning in standby, and voltage strains in cathode follower circuitry. MOSh™ protects your tubes against these stresses, increasing tube life and reliability.

 

The Models

Each voicing and EQ switch does something different depending on the model selected. This gives you 264 unique, all-tube preamp tones at your fingertips. Below we take a look at exactly what each model and its features do.

When used with an IR-based speaker simulator, the tonal options are nearly endless. We’ve created our MGP-1A Advanced Modeling Guide to show you how exactly how to set the MGP-1A for the amp tone you’re looking for. Click here to go to the manuals download page.

Click here to learn more.
US Vintage

US Vintage

US Vintage is based on the classic Fender® tones which are still as relevant today as they were in the 1960’s. Fat, warm and lush, these are the most desired clean tones in the world.

  • Base Model: Fender® Bassman® (Normal/Bright Channels)
  • Mod: Fender® Deluxe® (Normal/Bright Channels)
  • Base EQ: Classic Fender® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Treble Shift
  • Alternate EQ: Vintage Fender® Tone Stack
UK Vintage

UK Vintage

UK Vintage is based on the early Marshall® amplifiers which are arguably the most famous ever created. Bright and aggressive, these tones are great for blues and rock.

  • Base Model: Marshall® JTM-45 (Normal/Bright Channels)
  • Mod: Marshall® “Plexi” 1959 Super Lead (Normal/Bright Channels)
  • Base EQ: Classic Marshall® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Treble Shift
  • Alternate EQ: Vintage Marshall® Tone Stack
Class A

Class A

The Class A Model is based on the Vox® AC-30, which has been behind some of the most important music in history from the Beatles to Queen to U2. These tones are bright, chimey and a bit aggressive when pushed.

  • Base Model: Vox® AC-30(Normal/Bright Channels)
  • Mod: Vox® AC-30 Top-Boost (Normal/Bright Channels)
  • Base EQ: Classic Vox® with Midrange
  • EQ Shift: Mid Shift
  • Alternate EQ: Classic Fender® Tone Stack
Cali

Cali

The Cali Model is based on the Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV Rhythm 1 and Rhythm 2. Both are similar with a warm, liquid tone, but Rhythm 2 has more gain and is better suited to solo and lead work.

  • Base Model: Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV Rhythm 1
  • Mod: Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV Rhythm 2
  • Base EQ: Classic Fender® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Mark IV Treble Shift
  • Alternate EQ: Fender®/Marshall® Hybrid Tone Stack
UK800

UK800

The UK800 is derived from the Marshall® JCM-800. Bright, articulate, and in your face. Open up the gain, hit a chord, and you’ll instantly recognize the tone.

  • Base Model: Marshall® JCM-800 (High Input)
  • Mod: Marshall® JCM-900
  • Base EQ: Classic Marshall® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Mid Boost
  • Alternate EQ: 2205 Stack
Citrus

Citrus

Citrus is based on the early Orange® amplifiers. These amps sound like no other. They have a thick and raunchy tone that is great for rock and other heavier styles of music.

  • Base Model: Orange® Graphic Mk II “Pics Only”
  • Mod: Diezel® VH4 Channel 3
  • Base EQ: “James” Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Mid Shift
  • Alternate EQ: Classic Marshall®
Recto

Recto

The Recto Model is based on the early Mesa/Boogie® Dual/Triple Rectifiers®. These amps set the bar for high gain tone with tons of low end and silky highs, but also have gorgeous mids if you open them up.

  • Base Model: Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®
  • Mod: Splawn® Nitro
  • Base EQ: Classic Marshall® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Treble Shift (Red Channel Tone Stack)
  • Alternate EQ: Classic Fender® Tone Stack
Hot Rod

Hot Rod

Take a Marshall® JCM-800, give it an extra gain stage, and let it rip. For many, this is the perfect high gain sound which is why there are so many variations on this theme in the amplifier world today.

  • Base Model: Marshall® JCM-900 SL-X
  • Mod: Bogner® Ecstasy® Red Channel
  • Base EQ: Classic Marshall® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Scoop
  • Alternate EQ: Isolated Treble
Euro

Euro

If other amplifiers have more than enough gain, this amp has a stockpile. Based on the ENGL® Powerball, this model does metal without trying. Don’t be fooled into thinking that’s all it can do, this guy does everything well.

  • Base Model: Diezel® Herbert Channel 3
  • Mod: ENGL® Powerball Hi Lead
  • Base EQ: ENGL® Tone Stack
  • EQ Shift: Mid Boost/Contour
  • Alternate EQ: Classic Fender® Tone Stack

 

* All product names used hereon are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Black Widow Audio Designs. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers as a means to compare the sonic performance characteristics and tones of the Black Widow Audio Designs Models, Mods, and EQ features. These Models, Mods and EQ Features have been created by incredibly detailed analysis of the actual amplifiers from which they are inspired.

Sounds

 

Specifications

Model Overview

  • Series: Eclipse Series
  • Model: MGP-1A Modeling Guitar Preamp
  • Tube Compliment: 4-12AX7 Tung-Sol Premium Preamplifier Tubes
  • Warranty: 3 year

Storage

  • Presets: 128 user presets via MIDI
  • Running Presets: 9, auto-saved by model

Electrical

  • Input Impedance: 1 Meg Ω
  • Output Impedance: ≈ 710 Ω
  • Input Voltages: 120V / 240V

Physical

  • Enclosure: Thick steel, white powder coat
  • Height: 5.25 in. (13.34 cm)
  • Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Depth: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs (9.3kg)
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Manuals

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MGP-1A Modeling
Guitar Preamp

Owner’s Manual

PDF File | Version 1.1 | Jan 2016


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MGP-1A Modeling
Guitar Preamp

Advanced Modeling Guide

PDF File | Version 1.1 | Jan 2016